On the 8th September 2015 the Heathermount Student Council attended a debating workshop and tour at the Houses of Parliament. The students participated in the workshop which taught the student councillors key debating skills which incorporated body language, assertiveness, and intonation.
“The students proved worthy debating opponents and later posed thought provoking questions to the MP of Windsor, Adam Afriye on the armed forces, and autism. The staff from the Parliament Education Centre were skilled at adapting their language to suit the students’ understanding and were impressed at the students’ knowledge. The Student Councillors thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would love to visit again” said Heathermount teacher Priya Pillay.
Mathew, one of student councillors said “The day was awesome, I had never seen The Houses of Parliament before and now I have seen it and been inside too!”